South Korea vs Portugal
South Korea vs Portugal Match Preview
The Tigers of Asia will face off against the Portuguese Navigators on December 2 at 16:00 CEST (15:00 UK time) in a Group H that consists of Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay and South Korea, with the top two teams moving on to the round of 16. While Portugal are odds-on favorites to win this South Korea vs Portugal match, Son Heung-Min’s South Korea squad should not be underestimated.
A Game within the Game: Son Heung-Min vs CR7
South Korea vs Portugal Betting Odds & Predictions
This game will peg two of the best players in the world against each other: South Korea’s captain Son Heung-Min, who plays forward for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and 37 year-old Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Of interesting note is the fact that the South Koreans have qualified for more World Cups than Portugal although the Portuguese have a better win record on the big stage. And this will very likely be CR7’s last career World Cup appearance…
South Korea’s Road to World Cup Qatar
The South Korean team won their group qualification stage with a 22:1 goal differential, showing impressive offensive firepower. They won five games and drew one. And no one knows Portugal better than their head coach, Paulo Bento, the retired defensive midfielder known his great tackling ability. Bento played for two of the major three teams in his country, amassing Primeira Liga totals of 284 matches and 16 goals over 11 seasons. So he knows the Portuguese side by heart.
Portugal’s Chances at FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
Portugal have not been their usual selves in recent times. Yes, they did win five of their eight qualifying matches (with two draws and one loss), but they finished behind Serbia in their qualifying group. Yet the odds to win this match still seem to favor the Portuguese (and we respectfully disagree). CR7 is no longer the impact player he used to be and he now often comes off the bench at Man U. Yes, he can still be a difference maker, but not over the entire course of a 90-minute game.
Portugal usually shows up in a big way for big tournaments, but we can feel the winds turn for this event in Qatar.
South Korea vs Portugal Qatar: Final Score Prediction
CXSports‘ prediction for the South Korea vs Portugal game is a 2-1 win in favor of South Korea. The Koreans are a simply a younger and faster team, and we don’t believe that the Portuguese have what it takes to control them over 90 minutes. You can place your BETS for this game by clicking the BET NOW button above or below. Cameroon could also be creating a surprise in this Group H.